AUDIOBOOK REVIEWS GALORE Volume II

In Volume II of my audiobook reviews you get all the rockstars!

GONE FOR YOU by Jayne Frost
LIMELIGHT by Alyson Santos

It’s fitting that I put these two authors into one post – a little bird told me that they will be working on a book together. I can dig it!

AUDIOBOOK REVIEWS GALORE Volume IIGone for You by Jayne Frost
Also by this author: Missing From Me, Lost For You
Published by Sixth Street Press on April 22nd 2015 / July 22nd 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Format: Audiobook
Source: Audible
Buy on AmazonBuy on Audible
Narrator: Jacob Morgan, Ava Erickson
Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
Cliffhanger: No
Goodreads
four-stars

He’s a sexy rock star with a few days to kill.
And he’s got his sights set on me.

Struggling artist Lily Tennison only has a few months before she can quit her job at Austin’s most luxurious resort and pursue her true passion. Painting.

But when Cameron Knight, the sexy as sin guitarist for the band Caged, needs a place to hide out from the press for a few days, Lily’s entire world turns upside down.

Dangerous. Sexy. Wild. Cam is everything Lily shouldn’t want. Not to mention, a fling with a musician might just be the one thing that severs her relationship with her family for good.

Cameron loves his life. His freedom. His music. When it comes to women, there's no such thing as a repeat performance. But one night with the gorgeous blonde has him bending the rules.

Lily wants a taste of something forbidden.
Cameron wants to give it to her.
They've only got four days.
So what could it hurt?

GONE FOR YOU

by Jayne Frost

 

I’ve said it often and I don’t tire of repeating it – Jayne Frost is a force to be reckoned with. Her writing is among my top favorites. If you love rockstar romance the way I do you really need to check her out.

GONE FOR YOU is her first book and since the author announced last year she would release an edited version with an added female point of view I decided to wait. Finally I had the chance to listen to the audio and because I was curious I wanted to see what she’d changed. People, this book profited from the edits. The female POV gives the story meat and the subtle edits make it multi-layered. Granted, this is a short book and you can’t go super deep in this kind of page count but it’s not necessary with this one because Gone for You is different from everything else I’ve read by Jayne Frost. It has her stellar writing style but instead of her deeply emotional plots this one is lighthearted, cute and flirty and sexy.
It was also interesting (and awesome) to see Logan and Sean pre-HEA. It gives this story another layer.

I loved Cameron and Lily’s story, I loved how Lily didn’t let her stutter define her, how she wasn’t impressed or intimidated by Cameron’s celebrity status because, frankly, out of the two she was the bigger fish. I hated her mother for making her feel rotten for her “speech problem.” I loved Cameron’s quick acceptance of his feelings for Lily – yeah, he fell fast but Jayne Frost made it work. I thought it was sweet that he found Lily’s stutter adorable, that he made her feel special.

Jacob Morgan doesn’t need to be introduced – he is a fixture on my audiobook list. And so is Ava Erickson – she has a young voice, someone who totally pulls off the New Adult heroines. She was perfect for Lily.

If you are looking for a fun, cute story, grab this! It’ll make you feel good.

AUDIOBOOK REVIEWS GALORE Volume IILimelight by Alyson Santos
on March 12th 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Format: Audiobook
Source: Audible
Buy on AmazonBuy on Audible
Narrator: Zachary Webber
Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
Cliffhanger: No
Goodreads
four-stars

I’m unpredictable.
A genius, an underachiever.
I’m the song, the voice, the passion, the pain.
I am failure.
I do music because it’s what I am, but sometimes that’s not enough.
A slave to my nature, I wait for it to show mercy and drop a gift in my lap.
Because the music chose me.
I’m its victim not its gift.

She destroyed my career.
Ruined my life.
Pushed me from the shadows and exposed my lies.
She’s the fire that destroys lesser men,
and now her flames are aimed at me.
She loves to watch me burn,
but the part we never saw coming?

Sometimes it takes a fire to ignite a spark
And slay the darkness.

LIMELIGHT

by Alyson Santos

I am really conflicted about the rating for this story. I loved everything although it was a sad and often bleak story. Jesse was a tragic hero and I hated how he was caught in a loop and couldn’t get out of it. People who don’t know addiction judge those who are trapped in a habit. I despaired because for a long time I wasn’t even sure he’d make it to the other side. I loved how Mila stood by him and believed in him although he didn’t give her much to work with. I LOVED that the man causing so much pain in Jesse’s life could actually be redeemed – that was unusual and I commend the author for going this route. Despite the horrific things he did, I felt his remorse and pain too.

Up until 40 minutes before the end another tragedy happened on top of all the hopelessness and trauma and that’s where the author lost me a little. It was out of the blue and total overkill. This author has a serious gift but this book should have ended on a hopeful note, which is not what I got. I was considering giving this book a 3 star rating but I think, apart from that part, Alyson Santos’s writing was perfect and the storytelling absolutely spellbinding. I will definitely read more of her.

Zachary Webber’s performance is impeccable. This role may have been written just for him.

four-stars

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